I learned handcrafts at my grandma’s knee when I was just big enough to hold a needle. Becoming a serious knitter in college, I soon followed the thread of fiber down the rabbit hole and have now been a spinner for 17 years and an obsessed weaver for 6, especially of gigantic coverlets, having fallen in love with their history. My spinning and weaving have won awards at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, including the overall Best Skein award in 2010 and the Grand Prize in the Mamie Francis Blanket Competition in 2017. A juried member of the Alabama Designer Craftsmen, I am currently serving as President of the Great Birmingham Fiber Guild here in Alabama (where I begrudgingly live, held captive by my husband’s career and eternally disappointed that there isn’t room in our yard for a flock of sheep- although we do have a cat that I stole from the neighbors whem my 3 year old daughter informed me that his name was “Grabbo, Cat of Knowledge”, how do you resist that?). I loves nothing more than promoting fiber handcrafts with those around me through the Guild and my own personal teaching, having taught both spinning and weaving for nearly 10 years.  I’d love to teach you too!